School superintendents across the state are backing an attempt to call out Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and his policies that have drastically reformed the state's public education system.
Hamilton County teachers are voting on a proposed across-the-board salary increase of 3 percent, plus a one-time bonus of 1 percent — the same proposal school board members will vote on next week.
The narrative about Tennessee's public schools in the past few years has been dominated by reform and improvement.
The football stadium at Howard School is so deteriorated that raw sewage tends to bubble up near the restrooms.
It looks and sounds like a typical school: cubbies, bulletin boards and tiny chairs. Kids run around the gym, a few shriek aloud. Sounds of bouncing basketballs and plastic scooters echo far beyond the basketball court. Except at the Marty Center, there's a good chance some of the kids don't even realize all the racket they're making.
A professor at Sewanee: The University of the South has won a national award, and $20,000 cash, for his book chronicling life within one square meter of a Tennessee forest.'
How do you lose track of $11 million?
The current leaders of the Hamilton County Commission and the county school board will face off in May for the open Circuit Court Clerk seat.
Mike Evatt, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Education, will run for the county’s Circuit Court Clerk position.
It usually happens behind closed doors. Or not at all.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has asked Hamilton County Schools to end monthly after-school prayer services at Hardy Elementary School.
Sometimes, even 20 bucks can seem like a miracle.
Several Hamilton County high schools will pilot new advanced manufacturing and IT courses next school year as part of a regional effort to better prepare students for the workforce.
Parents, students and teachers at East Brainerd Elementary School will have to wait another year for a new school.
ROCK SPRING, Ga. — Forget books, worksheets and pencils. Saddle Ridge School is leaping into the 21st century.
Conservative pastors say this is a fight they didn't pick. Rather, society carried its culture wars right into the sanctuary.
Collegedale's decision to grant benefits to same-sex couples was a victory for Kat Cooper, a gay detective who championed the months-long effort that made the Chattanooga suburb the first city in Tennessee to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of its government employees.
Twice the number of Hamilton County's schools were honored for high achievement and growth in 2013 over last year.
Two-fifteen p.m. is the end of the school day for the many Hamilton County students who begin classes at 7:15 a.m. It's time for sports, rec centers and video games. Maybe even some homework.
Fourteen of Hamilton County's public schools were honored today for posting test scores among the highest five percent in the state.
Stroll down the pavement that travels from barnyard goats to dreadful Komodo dragons and you'll see 2-foot toddlers pressing their noses against glass.
The fate of a proposed raise for Hamilton County's teachers remains under wraps after school board members discussed the issue in a closed-door meeting Thursday night.
Hamilton County Schools' enrollment has bounced back, with nearly 2,000 students showing up for class between the opening day on Aug. 8 and Wednesday's fifth day of school.
Hamilton County Schools’ enrollment dip has bounced back, with nearly 2,000 students showing up for class between the opening day on August 8 and Wednesday’s fifth day of school.
Cleveland, Tenn.'s newest elementary school may be, structurally speaking, one of the safest in the nation when it opens in 2015.
Hamilton County's school buses ran a little lighter Thursday, as fewer kids showed up for classes on the first day of school.
It's all down to the dollars.
Looking this good isn't cheap.
Alert: An abandoned bowl of apples and oranges has been found on the edge of the highway coming down from Signal Mountain.
On Thursday, some 42,000 students and 6,000 employees headed back to school in Hamilton County.
About half of Tennessee school districts — including Hamilton County — need to improve the academic performance for students with disabilities, according to the latest data released by the Tennessee Department of Education.
We’ve been taking tests since the days of the one-room schoolhouse.
There’s nothing like seeing for yourself.
State officials hope that a new online-only university will boost the number of Tennesseans completing college degrees.
The president came. The president went. It was just a three-hour visit, but it shut down an interstate, closed a million-square-foot factory, incited protesters and aroused the blue voices in a red state.
Hunched in front of wire shelving, hangers and a bright orange bottle of Tide, the woman ducked from her family members to answer questions about her faith.
Even a glimpse of the limo will be enough for Sarah Steffner and her two children. They’re among the hundreds planning to welcome President Barack Obama to the Scenic City today, when he’ll lay out his proposal for recharging the nation’s economic engines through manufacturing and other high-wage jobs during a visit to the Amazon distribution center at Enterprise South industrial park.
When school starts next month, Walker County Schools will operate shy of some 50 employees — the victims of the most recent rounds of budget cuts.
Officials say they're making right the wrong done by last week's payroll snafu that left thousands of school employees without their usual paycheck.
The status quo is a no-go for Hamilton County's five iZone schools.
Question: Whatever happened to former Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Jim Scales?
Hamilton County officials and the county's banker scrambled Friday to fix a $3.8 million oopsy that left some 3,700 school teachers, aides and assistant principals without paychecks.
It was a simple trade. Orchard Knob Middle School offered a free computer class for senior citizens. In exchange, the seniors agreed to volunteer at least 10 hours helping at the school -- a swap that each side saw as a bargain.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — This is why they call it a flash flood.
Most folks will still wind up in a box six feet under. But more and more of us will come to rest in an urn. Because these days, cremation is, well, on fire. Even in the South.
The gap between what schools pump out in their graduates and what businesses want in their employees may shrink with the addition of a new Southeast Tennessee program aimed at boosting career and technical education.
Chickens got all the attention, but the ordinance that failed this week at the Chattanooga City Council actually included regulations for other more common pets.
It wasn't just about the chickens. So much more was at stake as friends and foes of urban fowl filled the City Council chamber on Tuesday, when an ordinance that would have allowed chickens within the city limits failed with a 6-3 vote.
It wasn’t just about the chickens.
Charlie Post can't be occupied with common distractions like Angry Birds or Nickelodeon.